Will Obama Smash 'Invisible' Trade Barriers?
The Cato Institute today explores the problem of "invisible" trade barriers. "Although they are part of a large and growing segment of world trade -- and a prominent feature in healthy, vibrant economies -- services are often overlooked in trade negotiations in favor of higher-profile trade in agriculture and manufactured goods," explains a Cato brief.
In a new paper, scholar Sallie James argues that "the United States should continue to press other nations, including developing countries, to open their markets to American service providers, while removing unwieldy restrictions at home." Is the Obama administration informed of the current barriers to service providers? Send your thoughts and experiences on operating overseas to email@example.com
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A growing body of research shows promising signs that the keto diet might be able to improve mental health.
- The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.
- Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.
- Any experiments with the keto diet are best done in conjunction with a doctor, considering some people face problems when transitioning to the low-carb diet.
The Harvard psychologist loves reading authors' rules for writing. Here are his own.
- Steven Pinker is many things: linguist, psychologist, optimist, Harvard professor, and author.
- When it comes to writing, he's a student and a teacher.
- Here's are his 13 rules for writing better, more simply, and more clearly.
Thinking your life is worthwhile is correlated with a variety of positive outcomes.
- A new study finds that adults who feel their lives are meaningful have better health and life outcomes.
- Adults who felt their lives were worthwhile tended to be more social and had healthier habits.
- The findings could be used to help improve the health of older adults.
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